Celebrate Michigan Trails Week by hiking the most popular trail in the park! The River Trail parallels the Tahquamenon River between the Upper and Lower Falls. Total hiking distance, 5 miles. This trail is considered challenging due to exposed roots, hills and potential mud.
Park your vehicle at the Lower Falls and take a free shuttle to the Upper Falls to begin your hike. Shuttle runs every 30-minutes beginning at 9 am. Last shuttle leaves the Lower Falls at 1 pm.
Please plan your hike in this order: Park at either the Upper or Lower Falls parking lots, catch the next shuttle bus, hike back to your car via the NCT/River Trail taking in the views of both the Upper and Lower Falls and the Tahquamenon River between. If you hike first, the shuttle may not be running when you finish. This hike could take 3 to 4 hours to complete because of the challenges and the picturesque views along the way.
Bring: Camera, water, appropriate footwear for hiking, insect repellent.
Stop and say hello to the North Country Trail Association folks at the display table along the trail near the Lower Falls. The Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore chapter will have trail information and activities available. Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore maintains, promotes, develops and builds the NCT in the Eastern UP. The River Trail between the Falls is part of the North Country National Scenic Trail which runs 4600 miles between New York and North Dakota.
This hike also celebrates National North Country Scenic Trail Day!
This all-day workshop will take you step-by-step through the process of weaving your own traditional wood framed snowshoes. Each kit costs $180 and includes one pair of wood frames, tubular nylon lacing, boot bindings and personalized instruction.
Three styles of snowshoe kits will be offered: Bearpaw, Ojibwa and Alaskan. Check out the styles at www.snowshoe.com. Please contact Theresa with your style choice and size.
Meet at the Upper Falls Tahquamenon Brewery and Restaurant, 24109 Falls Road, Newberry. Registration deadline is November 27, 2017. For more information contact Theresa Neal at 906-492-3415 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.